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Case Results

SUCCESSFUL OUTCOME IN A MANSLAUGHTER CASE. My client was employed as a group home aide who was charged with Manslaughter relating to the death of one of the residents. After a four day trial, the jury voted 11-1 in favor of acquittal. The state decided to dismiss the case against my client rather than retry him.

SUCCESSFUL VERDICT IN A SEXUAL HARASSMENT AND INDECENT EXPOSURE CASE. My client, a Teacher of the Year in a local school district, was charged with exposing his penis to a teenager in a bathroom stall at a department store. He was represented by another attorney in family Court and was found guilty. On appeal, I represented him in a Superior Court jury trial. I had a mock-up of a bathroom stall fabricated, and installed in the courtroom, to demonstrate how my client could not have committed the acts as alleged. The jury found my client NOT GUILTY of all charges. My client was reinstated as a teacher and continues his reputation as a gifted and desired teacher.

NOT GUILTY VERDICT IN A DRUG CASE. My client was arrested after a traffic stop in which the police discovered 10,000 bags of heroin, estimated to be worth $50,000 to $100,000, in a secret compartment in his vehicle. If convicted, my client was facing over 30` years of minimum incarceration. It was one of the largest seizures of heroin by the State police in history. The jury found my client NOT GUILTY of all of the charges.

DEATH PENALTY CASE. Client, a maximum security inmate, was charged with the murder of another inmate. The first trial resulted in a hung jury. The jury in the second trial found him guilty. Client ordered me not to argue against the death penalty in the sentencing phase of the proceeding. As a result, the jury voted 12-0 in favor of the death penalty. I was successful on appeal to the Delaware Supreme Court and obtained a new trial. In the third trial, the jury convicted my client of the homicide. I persuaded my client to allow me to put a mitigation case on to fight against the death penalty. He agreed. After I presented a mitigation case for my client, the jury voted 8-4 in favor of a life sentence, as opposed to a death sentence. My client avoided a death sentence.

NOT GUILTY IN AN UNLAWFUL SEXUAL CONTACT CASE. Client, a graduate school student who was working part-time as a gas station clerk was charged with entering the bathroom and engaging in unlawful sexual contact with a female patron. If convicted, he would have been required to register as a sex offender and face possible deportation. After a trial, the jury found my client NOT GUILTY of all charges.

NO ARREST IN A RAPE COMPLAINT. A female accused a university PHD student of rape. We were able to present evidence supporting my client’s version of the events and evidence contradicting the complainant. After exchanging information with the detective and state prosecutor, a decision was made not to arrest and prosecute my client. After a trial, the jury found my client NOT GUILTY of all charges.

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